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I'm a young man just getting started in the registered angus business knowing to be competive that one almost has to AI. I would like thoughts and comments about the best AI and palpation schools to attend I live in Oklahoma. Also What are everyone thoughts on CIDR and synchronization.

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There are a number of excellent schools, one in KS that a neighbor attended. They also have schools on preg checking, ET, etc. The various studs, ABS, Select Sire, CRI/GENEX, etc. also have schools periodically. The problem is that frquently these are quicky schools that don't have enough animals to work on and don't get you familiar enough to be comfortable with what you are doing. Now to the real personal opinion part, CIDRS are another way to get another 8-10 bucks a head out of. They may have a place, but I don;t think they are the magic bullet that people seem to think they are. Synch. programs can be usefull, but when you end up having to breed 35 cows at one time it gets pretty fatigueing and you may start getting a little hurried and careless. Now if I was paying somebody to come out and breed for me, I would use all the synch. tricks in the book, probably including CIDRS. We only give the girls two bites at the apple, if they don't take by the second service they grow wheels. Haven't had to cull one for a good number of years because of lack of conception. We only kept back one heifer this year, she required two services, and one old cow that has never failed to take first service had to bred a second time.

dun

> I'm a young man just getting
> started in the registered angus
> business knowing to be competive
> that one almost has to AI. I would
> like thoughts and comments about
> the best AI and palpation schools
> to attend I live in Oklahoma. Also
> What are everyone thoughts on CIDR
> and synchronization.
 
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I just finished AI school at KSU (Manhattan, KS) and was quite pleased with the course.

KSU runs classes on a monthly basis, next class runs March 17, 18, & 19, and then there is one April 21, 22, & 23.

Email me if you want the contact information.

Ann B

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> I'm a young man just getting
> started in the registered angus
> business knowing to be competive
> that one almost has to AI. I would
> like thoughts and comments about
> the best AI and palpation schools
> to attend I live in Oklahoma. Also
> What are everyone thoughts on CIDR
> and synchronization.

[email protected]
 
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Anonymous

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CIDR only shows a pregnancy rate of 46% in cycling cows. There would have to be methods that would result in a better pregnancy rate than that -- sounds like a lot of work for little return.

Here's a link to their site

<A HREF="http://www.cidr.com/product_detail.asp?country=US&lang=EN&species=BF&drug=CI" TARGET="_blank">http://www.cidr.com/product_detail.asp?country=US&lang=EN&species=BF&drug=CI</A>

Ann B

> There are a number of excellent
> schools, one in KS that a neighbor
> attended. They also have schools
> on preg checking, ET, etc. The
> various studs, ABS, Select Sire,
> CRI/GENEX, etc. also have schools
> periodically. The problem is that
> frquently these are quicky schools
> that don't have enough animals to
> work on and don't get you familiar
> enough to be comfortable with what
> you are doing. Now to the real
> personal opinion part, CIDRS are
> another way to get another 8-10
> bucks a head out of. They may have
> a place, but I don;t think they
> are the magic bullet that people
> seem to think they are. Synch.
> programs can be usefull, but when
> you end up having to breed 35 cows
> at one time it gets pretty
> fatigueing and you may start
> getting a little hurried and
> careless. Now if I was paying
> somebody to come out and breed for
> me, I would use all the synch.
> tricks in the book, probably
> including CIDRS. We only give the
> girls two bites at the apple, if
> they don't take by the second
> service they grow wheels. Haven't
> had to cull one for a good number
> of years because of lack of
> conception. We only kept back one
> heifer this year, she required two
> services, and one old cow that has
> never failed to take first service
> had to bred a second time.

> dun

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